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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Ofsted

We are delighted to say that we are a 'Good' school in all areas!

Leaders make good use of information on pupils’ progress to analyse strengths and weaknesses and set appropriate priorities for improvement.
Ofsted, 2016

Following our Ofsted inspection in May 2016, the Academy has been judged Good by Ofsted. 

When Ofsted inspected the Academy they found:

  • Pupils make good progress in English and mathematics and in most other subject areas.
  • Teachers regularly assess pupils’ progress and use accurate information to inform targeted extra lessons and revision sessions. This ensures that, over time, all groups of pupils make strong progress.
  • Gaps in achievement between different groups of pupils currently in the school have either closed or are closing rapidly. The progress made by disadvantaged pupils is better than in the past.
  • Parents and their children are rightly proud of the school. They recognise that it offers a caring and supportive community where pupils are kept safe and their welfare matters greatly.

A full copy of Ofsted's Inspection Report can be viewed and downloaded here. 

To see a full list of previous inspections along with our current report, please visit the Ofsted website

Parent View

If you are the registered parent of a child at the Academy, we will send you a letter notifying you of the dates of any inspection. This letter will provide you with details on how to share your views on the Ofsted survey site, Parent View.

Follow the link to access Parent View from Ofsted.

How does Ofsted work?

Who are Ofsted?

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and they are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Why does Ofsted inspect Schools?

They inspect Schools to provide information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold Schools to account for the public money they receive. Inspections are required by law. They provide an independent assessment of the quality and standards of education in Schools, and check whether pupils are achieving as much as they can.

When do inspections happen and how long do they last?

Most Schools receive notice of their inspection on the afternoon of the working day before the inspection begins. However, Ofsted can inspect any School without notice where this is judged to be appropriate. The inspection usually lasts for two days and the number of inspectors on the inspection team will vary according to the size and nature of the School.

What happens during an inspection?

Inspectors will look at our self-evaluation and analyse the pupils’ progress and attainment. They will talk to the Principal, governors (Academy Council), staff, and pupils, and consider the views of parents. They will spend most of their time observing a wide range of lessons and looking at the quality of teaching in the Academy, and its impact on learning and progress. They will also look at the behaviour and safety of pupils at the Academy, the promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; and how well the Academy is led and managed.

After the inspection:

Ofsted will give the Academy an overall grade from 1 to 4:

grade 1 (outstanding)

grade 2 (good)

grade 3 (requires improvement)

grade 4 (inadequate)

 

The lead inspector will report their judgements to the Principal and governors. The inspectors’ findings will then published in a report for the Academy, parents and the wider community. Inspection reports provide information about the effectiveness of the Academy’s work and contain recommendations about what the Academy should do to improve further.

Our most recent inspection report can be accessed from the link below. The Academy will ensure that you get access to any new inspection report as soon as it is published.